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Football representational image(HT Image)
Football representational image(HT Image)

AIFF hoping Qatar can waive quarantine

By Dhiman Sarkar, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 10:27 PM IST
India's request to defer the qualifiers due to the second wave of Covid-19 leading to a massive surge in cases and deaths in the country has been turned down by the Asian Football Confederation.
Lavinio Rebello.(Twitter)
Lavinio Rebello.(Twitter)

Senior Vice President of Goa Football Association Lavinio Rebello passes away

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 08:56 AM IST
The All India Football Federation condoled the death of Lavinio Rebello, senior vice president of the Goa Football Association, who passed away in Goa on Sunday.
AIFF's technical committee chairman Shyam Thapa(Twitter)
AIFF's technical committee chairman Shyam Thapa(Twitter)

Shyam Thapa hospitalised after testing COVID-19 positive

PTI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 03:52 PM IST
The 73-year-old got himself admitted to a private hospital here on Tuesday evening after his test report came positive on Monday.
Indian football team loose 0-6 to UAE(Indian Football Team / Twitter)
Indian football team loose 0-6 to UAE(Indian Football Team / Twitter)

Lessons from 0-6 loss to UAE: retool domestic structure, play more friendlies

By Dhiman Sarkar, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 07:32 AM IST
The other thing India should not do is pay heed to calls for removal of the coaching staff and make sweeping changes to the players’ roster.
Football representational image(HT Image)
Football representational image(HT Image)

Two-window transfer ban on SC East Bengal revoked

PTI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 10:30 PM IST
The AIFF had imposed a two-window transfer ban on the club for non-payment of salaries to footballers signed by erstwhile investor Quess Corp.
Goa: Sunil Chhetri of Bengaluru FC misses a kick during Indian Super League match between Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC, at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Goa, Thursday, February 25, 2021. (PTI Photo/Sportzpics) (PTI02_25_2021_000266A)(PTI)
Goa: Sunil Chhetri of Bengaluru FC misses a kick during Indian Super League match between Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC, at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Goa, Thursday, February 25, 2021. (PTI Photo/Sportzpics) (PTI02_25_2021_000266A)(PTI)

Hope we give good account of ourselves in upcoming friendlies: Sunil Chhetri

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 03:21 PM IST
India football captain Sunil Chhetri is set to miss the two friendlies in Dubai on March 25 (UAE) and 29 (Oman) after he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month.
FC Goa captain Edu Bedia(Twitter)
FC Goa captain Edu Bedia(Twitter)

FC Goa captain Bedia show-caused by AIFF for 'unsporting behaviour'

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 06:49 PM IST
The incident occurred during the injury time of the match on February 13 at Bambolim, which ended in a 3-3 draw.
Photo of Indian Arrows players(Indian Football Team / Twitter)
Photo of Indian Arrows players(Indian Football Team / Twitter)

I-League: Indian Arrows aim to grab points against Chennai City FC

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:46 PM IST
The All India Football Federation's developmental side struck the equaliser in the injury time against Aizawl FC on Sunday to collect their first points in four matches.
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AIFF Logo

Referee development is a long-term investment in India: AIFF Referees Director

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:04 PM IST
Jayaraman’s comments came amid criticism by a few coaches of poor refereeing in some matches of the ongoing Indian Super League in Goa.
Photo of India U17 women’s coach Thomas Dennerby(Twitter)
Photo of India U17 women’s coach Thomas Dennerby(Twitter)

AIFF hints at extension for Dennerby, eyes role for U-17 players in future senior team

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 10:35 PM IST
As consolation, the All India Football Federation on Wednesday assured them that they would be considered for selection to the senior team in the near future.
I League Football Tournament trophy(@ILeagueOfficial)
I League Football Tournament trophy(@ILeagueOfficial)

I-League 2020-21 to start on January 9, announces AIFF

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the previous edition of the second-tier league was stopped abruptly before football action resumed in India through the I-League Qualifier in October this year.
The Indian Super League trophy is pictured(Getty Images)
The Indian Super League trophy is pictured(Getty Images)

Goa or Kerala likely to host ISL, I-League set to kickoff in Kolkata

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 10:20 PM IST
The League Committee of the AIFF, which met virtually on Tuesday, deliberated on the likely venues and dates of the two top leagues in the country.
Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. celebrates scoring their second goal.(REUTERS)
Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. celebrates scoring their second goal.(REUTERS)

Our players need to develop an attitude like Megan Rapinoe: Maymol Rocky

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Recalling her meeting with Rapinoe during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, Rocky said: “I had a small chat with Megan. Her attitude was simply amazing.
Indian player Pritam Kotal (L) and Iranian player Sardar Azmoun vie for the ball during the Group D FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between India and Iran.(AFP/Getty Images)
Indian player Pritam Kotal (L) and Iranian player Sardar Azmoun vie for the ball during the Group D FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between India and Iran.(AFP/Getty Images)

‘Not ashamed of admitting this’: Pritam Kotal explains how he became India international despite not being naturally talented

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 05:18 PM IST
Kotal told the All India Football Federation’s website.”Even during the off-days, I used to train inside the room to go a notch up. It was something which came naturally to me.”
AIFF President Praful Patel interacts with the Indian team players before a practice session.(PTI)
AIFF President Praful Patel interacts with the Indian team players before a practice session.(PTI)

AFC confers elite youth scheme full membership to AIFF

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 04:15 PM IST
AFC general secretary Dato Windsor John informed the AIFF that its application for full membership of the Elite Youth Scheme has been approved by the Youth Panel.
File image of ISL.(ISL)
File image of ISL.(ISL)

AIFF invites bids for new I-League clubs

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 02:56 PM IST
Prospective owners will be able to purchase the invitation to tender from the Football House in Delhi between June 10 and June 20 upon payment of Rs 4 lakh.
The India Women’s football team(AIFF Media)
The India Women’s football team(AIFF Media)

India confirmed as 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup hosts

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 08:58 PM IST
The tournament will see 12 teams participating, expanded from the previous slot of eight teams.
Kolkata, India-Dec 16, 2018: East Bengal celebrates 3-2 victory over Mohun Bagan at the I-League match, at Salt Lake stadium, in Kolkata, India, on Sunday, December 16, 2018.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Kolkata, India-Dec 16, 2018: East Bengal celebrates 3-2 victory over Mohun Bagan at the I-League match, at Salt Lake stadium, in Kolkata, India, on Sunday, December 16, 2018.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

AIFF asks East Bengal to inform them about change in ownership

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 02:17 PM IST
As per sources in the know, Quess are willing to transfer back the sporting rights to East Bengal and are working on documents for the same.
India captain Sandesh Jhingan celebrates after victory against Mauritius during the Tri -Nation Series International friendly match.(PTI)
India captain Sandesh Jhingan celebrates after victory against Mauritius during the Tri -Nation Series International friendly match.(PTI)

Playing behind closed doors won’t affect my performance: Jhingan

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 11:25 PM IST
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought all sporting events to a standstill and like all sports bodies, the All India Football Federation is also mulling ways to restart training.
Ngangom Bala Devi during media interaction at Aksharnandan School near SB road in Pune.(HT PHOTO)
Ngangom Bala Devi during media interaction at Aksharnandan School near SB road in Pune.(HT PHOTO)

Bala is an inspiration to all women footballers: Praful Patel

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 05:47 PM IST
The national team striker from Manipur is currently on a professional contract with Rangers, the first Indian woman footballer to do so.
Mohun Bagan player Papa Babacar Diawara seen in action against East Bengal during I-League Match, at Salt Lake stadium, in Kolkata.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Mohun Bagan player Papa Babacar Diawara seen in action against East Bengal during I-League Match, at Salt Lake stadium, in Kolkata.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Mohun Bagan players want dues to be cleared at earliest, club says wait till restrictions are lifted

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 10:28 PM IST
Unable to pay salaries to their players, including foreign recruits, Indian club football heavyweights Mohun Bagan have asked them to wait till the restrictions imposed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

AIFF technical committee recommends limiting foreign players to four per team

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By www.hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 09:27 PM IST
If ratified, the recommendation – in line with the regulations for participation in AFC club competitions – will come into effect “for all domestic league matches after the 2021 season onwards”, according to the AIFF press release.
File image of Zlatko Dalic.(Reuters)
File image of Zlatko Dalic.(Reuters)

Croatia’s 2018 WC coach calls for more local presence in Indian leagues

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 10:50 PM IST
“I see too many foreigners in Indian local leagues, there should be less foreigners in Indian local leagues because it hampers the development of local players,” Dalic said.
File image of Hyderabad FC.(ISL)
File image of Hyderabad FC.(ISL)

ISL franchise Hyderabad FC told to clear dues worth nearly Rs 5 crore by May 15

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 12:00 PM IST
Players’ status committee of All India Football Federation calls for stringent action if club misses deadline to clear payments of players and coaches.
Former coach of Hyderabad FC Phil Brown.(ISL)
Former coach of Hyderabad FC Phil Brown.(ISL)

Hyderabad FC players, former coach Brown tell AIFF they haven’t been paid in 2020

Kolkata/New Delhi | By Dhiman Sarkar and Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 09:31 PM IST
Indian Super League franchise says in ‘extraordinary circumstance’ due to Covid-19, it is ‘in consultation’ with federation and ‘concerned parties’
File image of CK Vineeth.(Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS for ISL)
File image of CK Vineeth.(Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS for ISL)

India footballer Vineeth joins COVID-19 helpline centre in Kerala

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 09:27 PM IST
Vineeth, who has played for the national team and was a part of Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League 2019-20, was contacted by the Kerala Sports Council about the helpline in Kannur and he immediately jumped into the thick of things.
AIFF suspends all tournaments.(AIFF)
AIFF suspends all tournaments.(AIFF)

Coronavirus impact: AIFF suspends all football tournaments including I-League till March 31

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2020 04:01 PM IST
The release states that all tournament matches from March 15 will be suspended, which means the Indian Super League final on Saturday between Chennaiyin FC and ATK will go ahead behind closed doors.
Football representational image.(AIFF)
Football representational image.(AIFF)

Coronavirus impact: All remaining I-League matches to be played in empty stadiums

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 05:01 PM IST
The decision was taken after the AIFF and I-League officials had a Skype meeting with club representatives following Thursday’s Sports Ministry advisory asking national federations to follow the Health Ministry’s guidelines and avoid large gatherings in sports events.
File image of Indian football team in action during a training session.(AIFF)
File image of Indian football team in action during a training session.(AIFF)

Coronavirus Outbreak: India-Tajikistan friendly likely to be postponed

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 12:41 PM IST
The number of global coronavirus cases have reached more than 90,0000 with over 3,000 deaths reported across the world so far.
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